La Femme Film Festival Boasts an Array of Films, Events

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On Saturday 10/13, the Writers Guild of America will host the panel Surmounting The Odds: Fundraising Triumphs From the Trenches, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Gallery Conference Room, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles.

The panel, which will discuss what it takes to produce a film in this town, sharing stories and information on what a script needs to sell, is just one of the events offered during the festival.

Celebrity honorees for 2012 include Katherine Fugate, Mackenzie Phillips, Francia Raisa, Wendi McLendon-Covey. The awards ceremony takes place Sunday.

Purchase tickets online or at the door. Full Access VIP Passes $150; discounted passes for WGA & SAG members $59. Tickets for individual films are $10; seminars are $20. For the complete program, go to

Journalist Laurie Schenden covers the entertainment industry, with many of her notable celebrity interviews appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other national and international publications. As a longtime columnist and feature writer for the LA Times, she also covered events and California destinations for the lifestyle, Outdoors and Travel sections. Laurie Schenden's international pieces include the long-running Where Are They Now celebrity feature for Spotlight Magazine, published in five languages. Laurie has also contributed to numerous documentary films, and produces content via Saving Grace Films.

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